Featured Business: Beauty Call by Liz

Mobile Spray Tanning

 (419) 290-0720


In the dull winter, sometimes we all need a quick pick me up.  Something to remind us of warmer days, something to brighten our smiles.

Sometimes we have that special occasion, and even if we have the perfect outfit, something’s missing.

A spray tan may be what you need!

Have you tried a spray tan before, and didn’t like the results?  All spray tanning products are not created alike.  The products used by Beauty Call By Liz are made with all natural and organic ingredients.  It allows you to have the look of being out in the sun all the time, without the harmful effects of the UV rays.

What I like about Beauty Call By Liz is that she came to me.  I didn’t have to get in my car, drive somewhere, wait for my turn and then be pushed out the door.  I’m a busy working mom – I rarely have time for myself (and have to schedule it weeks in advance!).  

She arrived at my house and set up the mobile spray tent, hooked up her airbrush and we were ready to go.  The process took maybe 20 minutes.

For me, she used the lightest level – as I’m naturally very pale.  As she ‘warned’ me, the color deepened quite a bit throughout the day.  But after I showered the next morning, it toned down quite a bit, something a bit more natural to my natural color.  

Besides the convince of her coming to you, her prices are very reasonable.  Guys, spray tanning gift certificates are a great gift for your lady!

If you’re getting married, your photographer will appreciate the even skin tone and color provided by a spray tan.  Make plans to start tanning AT LEAST a month before your wedding, to find the right tone.  A great thing about Beauty Call By Liz is that she has partnered with Alt B, and the services in this group can also help you prepare for your special day.

If you are interested in spray tanning, check out http://www.beautycallbyliz.com/ and schedule your appointment.  Be sure to check out the Tanning Tips before Liz arrives, so that she is able to give you the best tan possible.  And be sure to ask her about her great products (I love the Cocoa butter lotion!)

Check out Beauty Call By Liz – and make today beautiful! 


My Morning With Tim and Jeff

Monday-Friday 6-10a

I’d consider Star 105.5 to one of my favorite radio stations, has been for as long as I can remember.  Great selection of music, I’m feel comfortable playing it around my kids (there are a few songs I’ll turn it down for [never off, I promise]… but that’s just my personal preference).

My husband usually would claim the radio before me in the morning – usually podcasts on his iPod.  I don’t remember exactly when I regained control of the remote, so to speak.  I remember turning it on, and just cracking up over something they were discussing.  And as I continued listening, I remember being very thankful that they topics of conversation were not of content that I’d have to turn the radio off when my kids were in the room

Over the summer I was incredibly impressed by the City of the Week outings they were hosting.  Working with small businesses, it’s important to me to see the ‘hidden gems’ that drive our communities highlighted.  I looked forward to the pictures each week, and hearing the stories of many businesses that I never knew existed.

Along the same line, “Free Plug Friday” has been a joy to participate it.  Several of my clients have had events over the last few months, and there’s nothing like getting a text from a client saying “OMG! We were on the radio.”  (Thanks again guys!)  I love hearing small businesses, and local events put on the forefront.  Sometimes it seems that we don’t know about these until it’s too late.

I remember “Liking” their Facebook page, that first day I heard them.  As social media is my field of expertise – these guys are rawking it out!  When I look at other ‘local celebrity’ profiles, I don’t see nearly the interaction that these guys get.  And it’s not just one sided – they are actually conversing with their listeners throughout the day via Facebook or Twitter.  And the conversations are always interesting – there’s nothing like when your page gets hijacked and the conversation lasts for days!

I was able to finally meet the guys after months of social networking interactions.  I totally thought they were joking when they invited me to the studio, but there I was.  Super cool, super nice guys.  I spend so much time promoting my clients, that it was actually weird to be talking about myself and my business.  And again there’s nothing like getting a text from a friend “Um, was that you on the radio?”.

We sat and chatted for about 20 minutes off air, and honestly, these guys are awesome.

If you aren’t already listening to Tim and Jeff In The Morning – you should be!  And if you are, join in on the conversation!  Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter (@r8dioTim and @JeffNtheMorning), or check them out at station events (at some point, I’ll make it out to a Wine Club Wednesday)

Thanks for all you’re doing for Toledo guys, on the air and off!

Business Profile: NewTrition

NewTrition

6915 W. Central Ave

Toledo OH 43617

419-843-4200

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I’ve known Dawn (Owner of NewTrition) for a year and a half, and she’s become a great friend.

I was originally invited to visit NewTrition after I attended a networking meeting.  I was still young in business and knew nothing of networking, but at that night at the NETT at the Oliver House, I met some people who today I can call close friends.

Melonie had invited me to have a one-to-one at NewTrition, and suggested I try the Blueberry Muffin shake.  OMG it was amazing.  I began stopping in on a regular basis, I enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and good company.  Most days, if you want to find me, that’s where I’ll be.

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NewTrition offers Herbalife products, and uses the variety of products to make dozens of shakes/smoothies to meet your tastes and dietary needs.  The combo includes a shot of mango/aloe water (trust me – it sounds weird, but it is delicious), a 8oz cup of green tea (plain, peach, lemon or raspberry)

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Many people who first stop in to the ‘club’ (as it is know, all of the regulars are known as ‘members’) assume that it is all about weight loss.  While that is a component to the Herbalife product line, the message is more about becoming healthy. Recently, I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance.  When I began feeling run down and sick at the end of the summer, Dawn sat down with me, asked me about my daily eating habits and activities.  My doctor didn’t even do that with me after I was diagnosed.  I began stopping in everyday, and I felt my energy levels increase within a few weeks.

The weight loss aspect is also a large part of the business.  Weight loss challenges are offered several times every year, lasting three months at a time.  During these challenges, you get the group support that is proven in any weight loss program. But you also receive information that will help you along in your daily life.  Participants are not required to purchase the Herbalife products, but most of them find themselves getting shakes at NewTrition everyday.

One of the best services offered at NewTrition is something that most adults need, but don’t know it.  The metabolism scans will help you identify the right amount of dietary needs your body requires for gaining, losing, or maintaining your weight.

As a young mom, my friends and I have often had discussions as to the best way to lose the last few pounds – and the information I learned from my metabolism scan really helped me.  I eat a mostly vegetarian diet, and after the body scan I discovered I was not getting enough protein.  I need between 75 and 100 grams of protein, and I was maybe getting 30-50 each day.  When I began adding the shakes into my daily meal plan, I became a bit leaner (and if I do say so looked AMAZING at my 10 year reunion after 1 month on the ‘shake plan’).

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The shakes have also helped my son.  Steven is almost 4, and about the size of a 2 year old.  He was born 6 weeks premature, and we’ve had issues with his growth.  I bring him in with me after I pick him up from preschool a few days a week (he even has a special cup).  He’s finally gaining weight, and slowly is starting to grow a few inches.  And he’s healthy – when his sisters have been bringing home colds and flu’s – he’s not been sick once this year.  Which is even more amazing, because since he was 9 months old, he’d develop bronchitis at least twice in the colder months and needed breathing treatments 3 or 4 times a day.

If you’re in Sylvania/Sylvania Township durning the day, between 8a and 3p, I encourage you; stop in for the healthiest breakfast or lunch that you can get.

Sylvania Area Photography

Sylvania Area Photography
419-318-9301
In 2009, Steve invested in a Cannon 40d, and it’s his pride and joy. He uses Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for post edit work. Steve has spent countless hours studying and editing, learning and perfecting his skills. From this hobby, Sylvania Area Photography was created.

I started Sylvania Area Photography out of my passion for photography. When I first started doing photography as a hobby I would take portraits of my children.

I just wanted more options – I don’t like the pictures that are cookie cutter images with different faces. 

Then I started taking family portraits of my friends and family. This led me to expand my photographic knowledge and skill. I have spent countless hours shooting and editing photos and in doing this I have lit a fire inside me that burns hotter everyday. 

I want my pictures to show the people in their element, having fun and being themselves.

 I am passionate about my work and I am satisfied only when you are satisfied.

The services include Weddings, Family, Event and Team photography. Also offering copies and restoration of prints, video slide shows, and photo greeting cards.
One of his ‘trademark techniques’ is multiplicity shots. Using this technique, he is able to put the same person into 1 picture multiple times, create scenes, and (in the case of our family Christmas card) put each person in individually when the kids are not cooperating…

Another great technique is panoramic. These are multiple shots put into one. These are great for weddings, events and businesses because you can get a 180 degree picture of the room.
It’s the desire of Sylvania Area Photography to be there for all your photographic needs, be it family portraits for your holiday cards, weddings, or family reunions and birthday parties.(And we HIGHLY recommend hiring a photographer for these events! At a surprise 30th birthday party, the guest of honor was the photographer, and there are no pictures of the party)

Please consider Sylvania Area Photography for your photographic needs: Creativity is our Ambition!

Highlighting Local Businesses

If you are a small business owner and would like to grow your reach by being featured in local blogs – here’s your opportunity.

Business reviews can assist in your search engine optimization, can reach out to new individuals who can become fans/followers/customers, and can educate your current customers about things that they maybe forgot that you do.

I’d be honored to write something for your business!  My goal for the next year is to feature at least one business per week.

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Fees to be featured are reasonable – all I ask is that I’m able to experience your service or products for myself.

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